Toubkal Ascent Trek 2D/1N

Challenge yourself to climb the highest peak in North Africa ( mount Toubkal ) in 2 days. The tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech , ​ its challanging but anybody in good physical condition can reach the top

Day 1 : Drive to Imlil; trek to Toubkal camp via Aremd

Leaving the city behind we drive south today, towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Crossing the Haouz Plain we pass through the tiny town of Asni, from where our road begins to climb towards the foothills of the Massif. Below us the valley of the Oued Rhirhaia stretches out into the distance and small villages cling to the sides of the steep hills as we meander our way towards the village of Imlil (1740m). Here we leave our vehicle and, in the company of our mountain guide, begin our trek, heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd (1900m) and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape. Continuing across the flood plain our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the marabout shrine itself). The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and our camp (3206m).

Today's 11 kilometre walk is expected to take around five hours with a total ascent of approximately 1,460 metres.

Day 2 : Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal (4165m)

Early this morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiate a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Pliny, the great Roman scholar, once described the High Atlas Mountains as 'the most fabulous mountains in all of Africa' and from our vantage point high above the valley it is easy to understand why. Retracing our steps we then return down the mountain and head back towards Imlil (1740m), where we will Drive back to Marrakech

Today's 17 kilometre walk is expected to take around 10 to 11 hours with 967 metres of asecnt and 2,217 metres of descent.

Mount Toubkal Trek 2 days: Have you ever thought of climbing the renowned and highest peak in Morocco and North Africa ? Why not its Available all year, Jebel Toubkal is North Africa’s highest mountain. It has been a target for mountain climbers since the 1920’s when the Club Alpin francais founded a branch in Casablanca and European adventurers started discovering High Atlas Mountains. The path leading from Imlil directly to Jebel Toubkal is a perfect choice for those who don’t have enough time and want to get straight on top. This two-day trek with an overnight stay in a mountain refuge and an early morning set off for the peak provides marvelous moments observing the silent beauty of the rocks lit up with the sun’s first rays

  • Group 1 person        :  260
  • Group 2 – 3 people   : 150/person
  • Group 4 – 7 people   : 138/person
  • Group 8 – 12 people : 119/person

NB : Extra 20 /person extra from Nov to April to cover porters & extra for mountain hut winter ratesIncluded

  • English speaking guide, and cook
  •  Muleteers and mules for luggages
  •  Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
  • Accommodation at Neltner Mountain hut
  • Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel
  • Mess, cooking & toilet tents (camping option )
  • Porters for luggages from snow line to Mountain hut (Winter treks)
  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses

This trek runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join , please get in Touch!!

  • Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for valley treks
  • Personnel First aid Kit
  • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag ( winter) or light Sleeping bag ( Summer)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
  • Soft-sided bag (50-80 litres)
  • Lightweight daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Torch and batteries
  • Towel & all personal toiletries

Most of those equipment can be rented locally from our equipment shop in Imlil:

  1.  Crampons : 5 €/ Day/pair
  2.  Ice Axe : 3 €/day
  3.  Walking boots : 5 €/day
  4.  Sleeping bags : 2.5 €/day
  5.  Rain Jackets : 3 €/day
  6.  Walking Poles : 3 €/day/pair
  7.  Back packs : 3€/day
  8.  Stoves : 2€/day

The Accommodation during this trek can either be in a mountain hut for the winter treks or on camping if prefered from June -Octo

NB : If accommodation is required in the Atlas Mountains either before or after the trek, we can always book you at our Place in Imlil

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